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Compost Corner

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 08:47

Impressive Hosta. I was going to say, that's a sh*t load of compost, but I don't want to lower the tone....

We just used to pile it all up behind the hedge on the far side of the driveway at the last house, where the spring came in and gorse, hawthorn and brambles lived, on what was affectionately known as the 'wild bit'    

Glad you're getting cracking with the photos now  

Moringa leaves white spots

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 08:10

Most people on this forum live in the UK or western Europe. I doubt anyone would have an answer for people growing this plant, especially when you consider there have been no replies or advice to the original query of well over a year ago.

Ornamental grasses

Posted: 12/11/2016 at 18:51

I totally agree obelixx - I'm very aware that my conditions are very different from someone in the south. The amount of rainfall is also something to take into consideration. An even bigger factor is height above sea level and exposure, which you mention. I used to live round the corner from where I am just now - that garden was far more sheltered. 

Hakenochloa is normally pretty good in most locations - especially if it's damper. I grow Spartina which is not seen in many gardens. AT had it in one of his gardens I think - Barleywood possibly. It makes a big arching clump eventually and is happy in wet or dry conditions as it's an estuary grass and copes with tidal variations. Green with gold variegation and nice golden colour in autumn. Mine grows in a raised bedbut with clay soil too.

fatisa japonica

Posted: 12/11/2016 at 18:39

Mine certainly does that philippa - and not just in cold weather! I remove them right back at the main stem. They're not normally bothered by pests and diseases in my experience.

Hopefully the OP will come back with more info. 

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 12/11/2016 at 18:30

Love seeing your pix fidget. Hope you stick more of them on here  

If we were doing a caption competition, your first one would have to be   'you lookin' at me?' 

Gorgeous owl Sheps. Nice to see you - you've been missed. The mods like us to start a new thread when they get a bit big. Apparently they don't take so long to load or summat. 

My pic was taken on top of Goatfell's main summit  on Arran. I think about eight years ago - some time in December. The wrist would only be an issue if it was ice axe conditions Joyce....possibly. It's more the side of my hand that gives me a problem on here. RSI from using the mouse. 

Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

Posted: 12/11/2016 at 15:30

I'll second Winter Sun - grows quite quickly here but doesn't get as big as Charity.

Mine is starting to flower now - it's east facing, with a hedge and fence behind it. Been in the ground a couple of years and is about a metre tall but about half that in width. There's a good number of flower clusters on it.

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 12/11/2016 at 15:25

As requested by Nora, here is the new camera thread. I haven't been for a walk for a while but I'll add an old one just to start us off.

Bit of snow as it's that time of year  



Here is a link back to the old Camera Talk thread:

Camera Talk

Posted: 12/11/2016 at 15:18

Nora has asked me to start a new thread as this one has reached a high number of posts. She'll add links to the new one but I expect that won't be till Monday.

I've called the new one Camera Talk - part 2 in case anyone can't find it  

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 11/11/2016 at 19:24

I haven't Hosta - but I should.

Lovely pic 

Joyce - it's something I heard being debated a year or two ago - perhaps it was only in some English schools and not up here. I just remember being horrified that it was considered to be not important or relevant any more. 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 11/11/2016 at 18:39

Napoleon Solo's gone as well. I loved The Man from Uncle. Good age though. 

Hosta - I think it's the sheer devastation of WW1. Those men had no choice. My Grandpa came home from WW1. I'm very fortunate that my Dad was deaf so he did his part in WW2 by playing in bands to entertain. I may not have been here if he'd been in the armed forces. My good fortune isn't taken for granted. For all those who are as lucky as I am, we owe them an enormous debt. The pain many of those men still carry is dreadful. It makes me angry when 'they' talk of not teaching about the wars in schools. It should be compulsory.

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